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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Long Hunters’ Camp

 
 
Long Hunters' Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. Long Hunters' Camp Marker
Inscription. Henry Skaggs and two companions trapping beaver, winter 1770-71, were probably first white men in this area. Named Long Hunters due to long period away from home in the East. Came through Cumberland Gap, 1769, in party led by James Knox. Skaggs’ group left the main party to spend the winter here. Friendly with the Indians, Skaggs brought many pioneers here later.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 635.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.862′ N, 85° 54.941′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31 E and Lexington Drive, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 31 E. Touch for map. Marker is at west corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Williams (approx. 1.2 miles away); Glasgow Municipal Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Defending Glasgow
View to Northeast from US 31E image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. View to Northeast from US 31E
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Attack on Fort Williams (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Williams (approx. 1.3 miles away); Barren County Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Scaggs - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2015.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Intersection of US 31E and Lexington Drive image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Intersection of US 31E and Lexington Drive
At west corner of intersection
View to Northwest from Lexington Drive image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
4. View to Northwest from Lexington Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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